Monday, April 24, 2017

SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng in ANN7 interview slams 'clever blacks' for attacking president Zuma; claims MultiChoice pays for whole SABC newsroom operations.

Speaking in a third unauthorised public appearance on Sunday night, the controversial SABC employee Hlaudi Motsoeneng slammed "clever blacks" for criticising president Jacob Zuma.

On Sunday night the suspended Hlaudi Motsoeneng who confirmed that "I'm still an employee of the SABC" did an interview on the Gupta-owned ANN7 TV news channel on DStv, a few days after his own press conference on Wednesday that he followed up with an interview on Thursday on the eNCA news channel.

After the SABC interim chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama said on Friday that Hlaudi Motsoeneng – who is awaiting another disciplinary hearing – isn't allowed to speak publicly as an SABC employee, he went and ramped up his public statements on Sunday night by making political statements and again slammed the SABC board member Krish Naidoo as a liar.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng spoke on ANN7's Straight Talk programme where interviewer Sifiso Mahlangu lobbed several-softball questions to Hlaudi Motsoeneng during the half-hour ANN7 show.

"The DA represents liberals. You can't run away from that point of view. They just have face when you look at Maimane, Mmusi Maimaine, just the face there. This people are using him," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

"I'm always surprise that a black person – when you have many, many, many, many white people who [you] don't see media running after white people. But we see media and the DA running after black people."

"If you can check, people are not just attacking Hlaudi. They're attacking all those people who have been doing very well, like Brian Molefe, like [Tom] Moyane, Sars commissioner, and many, many people they have been attacking them, that I think they’re radical, they know what they do. They know what South Africans want."

Hlaudi Motsoeneng said "you can see there’s many opportunists within the SABC, especially people who are disgruntled, people who are not supporting transformation within that organisation, who went and lied during the ad hoc committee".

Hlaudi Motsoeneng again slammed SABC board member Krish Naidoo and claimed Naidoo lied during parliament’sad hoc committee investigation into maladministration and corruption at the SABC.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng said "we live in a democratical society" and that "for the first time in history, all of them in parliament, they collude, all of them, under the name of Hlaudi" to get rid of him.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng also attacked the former SABC journalist and contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko, now working for eNCA, and who was fired as one of the so-called "SABC8" when they protested SABC censorship during 2016.

"I don't know what Vuyo Mvoko knows. Remember Vuyo Mvoko was working for the Guptas himself, so I don't know what happened between him and the Guptas."

Claim: DStv pays for whole SABC newsroom
Hlaudi Motsoeneng made a new revelation during the Sunday evening interview, addressing the SABC's controversial contract with MultiChoice in which the public broadcaster supplies the SABC News and SABC Encore TV channels to DStv.

He claimed that the commercial pay-TV company is paying for the public broadcaster's entire news operation.

"I have been saying, the money that we are getting from MultiChoice, it pays the operations of the SABC – the whole newsroom, not for DStv 404 channel."

"If you cancel that contract, which means people are going to be unemployed."

'Media believes black people can’t rule'
"The reason why media attack government is because they still believe that black people can't rule. It's a pity that you have so-called clever blacks who are also joining to criticise, especially some of the leaders in this country – president Zuma is one of them," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

"President Zuma is under attack. And why he's under attack, is because he's talking about radical transformation. So when you touch those issues, you touch the real nerves of some of people who don’t want that change to happen".

"The problem is not white people in South Africa. It's not white people. They are powerless. We are in charge as black people. We must implement what we need to implement in South Africa."

Hlaudi Motsoeneng said: "We are not saying chase away the white people. They are part of us, we are part of them. But they shall understand there must be equity among all of us."

The cake should be shared
Hlaudi Motsoeneng said he asked SABC cleaners why they want to work for other people.

He wanted to empower the cleaners so that they own their own company. "I said the cake should be shared, not just these big companies."

Addressing the situation of the SABC being on the verge of financial collapse needing another billion rand bail-out from government, he said "the reason why the SABC were having all this repeats [on TV], some of them they were just happy to have R1.4 billion in the bank."

"I asked them you have R1.4 billion in the bank, but you are not empowering black people."

"South Africans they are very crazy when it comes to Hlaudi, so I know, that really I'm in demand. I don't have a problem. But I have been saying to people I'm going to enjoy myself in that disciplinary hearing, because I enjoy everything that I do. Whether it is dismissal, I will enjoy it."